09389718 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 10 patents.

In some examples, an electronic device may present a user interface that is configured to be controlled using a thumb of a single hand that is holding the device. For instance, the interface may present a plurality of selectable items, each of which may correspond to a respective one of a plurality of touch input areas on the display. In some cases, the touch input areas are within reach of the thumb, while the selectable items may be displayed on an area of the display that is not within reach of the thumb. The thumb may be pressed against the display surface with a force greater than a force threshold to select one of the selectable items. Thus, the thumb may be used to interact with the interface while remaining in contact with the display surface, enabling the user to maintain a grip on the device.

Title
Thumb touch interface
Application Number
13/857043
Publication Number
9389718 (B1)
Application Date
April 4, 2013
Publication Date
July 12, 2016
Inventor
Herve Jacques Clement Letourneur
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Amazon Technologies
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/041
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